by Property Forum | Report

Property Forum’s next virtual event will aim to provide a property investment outlook for 2020 and beyond. Two presentations and a panel with influential investors, bankers and advisors will answer questions related to immediate and long-term effects of the coronavirus lockdown on the property investment market.


With the vast majority of industry professionals now working from home, online meetings are becoming part of the daily routine. Property Forum is now organising a series of online panel discussions on the potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on various segments of the property market. You can join the discussion on your computer, phone or tablet, wherever you are. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the discussion.

Our next virtual even will start with a macroeconomic outlook by economist Vladimír Vaňo and a property investment outlook by Kevin Turpin from Colliers:

Vladimír Vaňo

Vladimír Vaňo

Chief Economist
Mazars

His overseas professional experience comes from internships with economic think-tank NGO Employment Policy Foundation in Washington, D.C. and with the global headquarter of Merrill Lynch in New York City in 2001. Vladimir Vano’s experience with Central European economic development started with Deloitte&Touche. In 1999, he entered the financial sector and upon return from New York, he became the Head of Research with Treasury Division of Slovenska sporitelna. Since 2002, he has been a regular columnist in economic and business magazine TREND, and since 2019 in Dennik E. In 2011 - 2012 he served as an external advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Since 2007, he was Chief Analyst of Sberbank Slovensko and since July 2013 Head of CEE Research Competence Center. Until 2017 he was the Chief Economist of Sberbank Europe AG in Vienna. Since February 2020 he assumed the position of the Chief Economist of Mazars Slovensko. Vladimir serves on the International Advisory Board of the WU Executive Academy in Vienna. He is a regular lecturer for domestic and international universities as well as on international professional conferences. More »
Kevin Turpin

Kevin Turpin

Regional Director of Research | CEE
Colliers International

Kevin joined Colliers in October 2019 as the Regional Director for Research in CEE and has been working in the commercial real estate industry in the field of property market research and consultancy for over 14 years. The research and consultancy team consists of 18 research analysts, covering numerous markets across the CEE region. Kevin’s role is responsible for the delivery of market research and insights to both Colliers clients and its business lines. Kevin and team research and advise on all market sectors with a key focus on offices, retail, industrial & logistics and investment. Kevin's previous roles have been in the HR consultancy, information technology and public sectors, where he has gained valuable international experience working with people, technology, business and finance. More »

The panel will be moderated by Csanád Csűrös, CEO of Property Forum, with the following speakers joining:

Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson

Group CFO
CTP

Richard started his role as Group CFO for CTP in July 2018, which includes looking after the refinancing of CTP's portfolio of over 4,5 million sqm of premium industrial property. Prior to joining CTP, Richard ran the CRE business of Erste Group across CEE for 14 years, turning it into one of the leading CRE banking franchises. He has a Law degree from the London School of Economics. More »
Marcel Kolesar

Marcel Kolesar

Transaction Manager
REICO

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Ulf Pleschiutschnig

Ulf Pleschiutschnig

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment

Ulf Pleschiutschnig is a Managing Director and Co-Head Europe Investments with MSREI, the real estate investing platform of Morgan Stanley. Ulf is European portfolio manager of the MS Real Estate Special Situations Fund III and a member of the European acquisitions team with a special focus on Germany and CEE. He has served and serves on committees and boards for several public and private property companies in Europe. Ulf holds a degree in chemical engineering from TUG, Austria, and earned a PhD in finance "with highest distinction" from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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Martin Erbe

Martin Erbe

Head of International Real Estate Finance Continental Europe
Helaba

Martin Erbe is Head of International Real Estate Finance for Continental Europe at Helaba Landesbank Hesse-Thuringia which belongs to the German savings bank network. Based at the bank’s Frankfurt headquarter he manages the origination for Central Europe and Benelux. Martin Erbe has worked on a wide range of financing transactions in the past and has more than 21 years of real estate experience in the European markets. Helaba currently manages a loan book of around EUR 35 bn in commercial real estate, almost half of this amount representing the bank’s international business in Europe and the US. Helaba’s relationship-oriented strategy remained unchanged during the crisis and is consistently directed towards its target markets. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Helaba was awarded with the “Lender of the Year” Award from the CEEQA Jury. More »
Jean-Bernard Wurm

Jean-Bernard Wurm

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Secure Legal Title, London

Jean-Bernard has 30 years’ experience in the European and US real estate markets as a commercial and investment banker and private equity investor. He then launched the European sales operations of the two largest U.S. title insurance companies. He is a co-founder of Secure Legal Title, which provides Title Insurance to cover the legal risks in commercial property acquisition, development and mortgage finance in the UK, the EU and accession countries -- and now Mexico. Policies are issued by Lloyd’s of London. The company also offers “Representations & Warranties Insurance” for the real estate components of M&A transactions. Jean-Bernard began his career with JP Morgan Paris, Frankfurt, and New York, then Bankers Trust / Deutsche Bank and HVB Capital, also in New York. He graduated with honors from Sciences-Po, Paris, and holds degrees in Economics from the Sorbonne and German Studies from the Université de Paris. More »
Bryan Wilson

Bryan Wilson

Partner
Wilsons

Bryan is one of the co-founders of Wilsons and is based in the Prague office. He is a UK registered lawyer and has also passed the Czech Foreign Lawyers exam. Bryan specialises primarily in real estate transactional investment work and has detailed CEE based multi-jurisdictional transactional experience. He has also undertaken several hotel transactions including sales, acquisitions, and the drafting and negotiation of hotel management and lease agreements. Bryan has also been involved in various types of joint venture (retail/office/industrial development) and a multitude of real estate financing transactions, acting for both banks and borrowers. He has also been active in several corporate M&A transactions on behalf of major Czech clients. Before co-founding Wilsons, Bryan worked in Cambridge for a major regional firm and then in London for Linklaters. This was followed by a further six years in Prague for the same firm where he was in charge of the CEE real estate department. In his spare time, Bryan likes to play golf and is an avid reader of fiction. More »

Topics:

  • Is there still hope for a strong rebound in H2 2020?
  • Which will be the most resilient assets and asset classes?
  • Can you close an ongoing deal without travelling?
  • How is COVID-19 affecting real estate financing?
  • Are international banks in a disadvantage due to local loan moratoria?
  • How will depreciated CEE currencies affect the market?
  • Is the lockdown completely rewriting CEE's risk map?
  • Leasing issues - What actions can landlords and tenants take?
  • How will government measures affect the market?
  • How will this crisis accelerate the adaptation of technology?

More information and registration is available on our website.